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Common Car Accident Injuries

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Wisonsin personal injury attorney, Wisonsin car crash lawyer, Milwaukee personal injury, lawyerWisconsin drivers put themselves at risk every time they get behind the wheel. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, there are over 100,000 traffic accidents every year on Wisconsin roads, and around 30,000 of those accidents result in injuries. It is important for drivers to understand the types of car accident injuries that can occur because there are some that reoccur commonly. These types of injuries can be broken down into three categories: general blunt trauma injuries, neck and back injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

 Blunt Trauma

Some of the most common types of car accident injuries are the ones that a person would expect based on the fact that car accidents involve impact trauma. Things like broken bones, sprains, strains, and severe contusions are all possibilities. While these types of injuries may not be as serious as other injuries that arise from traffic accidents they can still be painful, expensive, and take months to heal.

Neck and Back Injuries

Another set of injuries that often arise in the context of traffic accidents are injuries to a person's neck and back. The most commonly discussed of these injuries is whiplash. Whiplash is a form of soft tissue injury where the rapid deceleration of a car accident causes a sudden strain on a person's neck. This can stretch out the ligaments in a person's neck, resulting in painful damage. People can also suffer other serious types of neck or back injuries, such as damage to their discs or trauma to other parts of the back. In some more severe accidents people can even end up breaking their backs, which can cause paralysis, depending on the specific type of break.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

There is another serious class of injuries that often occur during traffic accidents known as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs are the result of damage to the brain occurring inside of the skull, usually as the result of blunt force impact, such as a car accident. The brain shakes inside the skull, bouncing up against the walls and suffering damage to its tissue. These sorts of injuries can be difficult to diagnose because there are not often any outward signs of damage, but the symptoms can be severe. People suffering from TBIs can experience migraines, seizures, memory loss, personality changes, comas or even death in the case of more serious TBIs. Consequently, it is imperative for patients to be tested for TBIs after serious traffic accidents.

Car accidents have the potential to inflict life-changing injuries on a person. If you or one of your loved ones has been injured in a traffic accident, contact an experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyer today. We can help you fight for the full, fair compensation that you deserve.

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